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If you're yearning to visit a uniquely-themed restaurant in Metro Manila, then go to Pan de Amerikana, Marikina.

Pan de Amerikana

Pan de Amerikana is one of the must-see restaurants in Marikina. A very affordable and unique kind of restaurant in Metro Manila.

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A life size wind-driven windmill will fascinate you upon entering Pan de Amerikana.

Aside from its beautiful frontage, I must say that Pan de Amerikana has a very lovely interior. I find its garden with an Italian/European setting very unconventional and classy. The restaurant has a built in waterfalls, wishing well, tree house, rope bridge and Koi pond for your visual delight. You can also find different vintage displays near the counter area.

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Pan de Amerikana
Pan de Amerikana

I often see photographers flock together in this place. With a very unique interior, Pan de Amerikana has become very popular for pre-nuptial pictorials. You can arrange one for a fee. Even diners can't help themselves not to take photos of the place (don't worry, it's for free :)). It has this cozy ambiance that makes every diner feel comfortable. You can choose to dine in benches, old antique wood tables or even in batibot chairs.

Pan de Amerikana
Pan de Amerikana

While dining, anyone can also test their strategic abilities by playing chess. You can use the regular tournament-sized table chess pieces or play around the JUMBO-sized 3 1/2 feet high plastic pieces.

Pan de Amerikana
Pan de Amerikana
Pan de Amerikana
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Pan de Amerikana offers reasonable and affordable food and service. Perfect for dates on a tight budget. The restaurant may look pretty expensive but food items are very affordable. Food price starts at P50, (yes very affordable). They also sell authentic 1950's pandesal, baked in a traditional wood-fired oven (pugon). The food may not be as sumptuous as the ones offered by high-end restaurants (nothing fancy), but its vintage and romantic setting pretty justifies its value for money.

Pan de Amerikana serves food for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6am to 7pm on weekdays and only up to 3pm on Sundays.

How to go to Pan de Amerikana via public transport

Visiting Pan de Americaka in Marikina is very easy. It is just one ride away from Gateway Mall, Cubao. From Gateway terminal, take an FX bound to SSS Village and tell the driver to drop you off at Pan de Amerikana or ride a jeepney going to SSS Village and get off at Bay tree, it's just a few meters away from the restaurant.

Pan de Amerikana

Pan de Amerikana, Marikina

#92 General OrdoƱez,
Concepcion Dos,
Marikina City
tel. 475-2398

Pan de Amerikana has another branch in Katipunan too! It is said to be the first upside down restaurant in Southeast Asia. I'll check that out sometime soon.


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Anawangin Cove Adventure


Anawangin is a famous camping site in Zambales.  If you're up for challenge and adventure then you would definitely enjoy the experience of simple back to basics kind of living at the Anawangin cove.

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